Orbit was established in 1967 by two people on a park bench contemplating how to tackle homelessness. The passion they felt about the inequality in the access, scale and quality of available housing was channelled into positive action, and Orbit was created.
Our purpose today is every bit as important as it was when Orbit was founded. We now manage around 45,000 affordable homes in in the Midlands, East and South East of England, and build around 1,500 new affordable homes every year.
Today, over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our aim is to ensure the homes we provide and the places we create are good quality, affordable and safe. We are proud to be a commercial organisation with a strong social purpose, enabling us to reinvest our profits to improve the quality of our homes, services and our communities, and the provision of more much needed affordable housing.
We want to unlock the potential in all of our colleagues and maximise their satisfaction in their career.
Orbit placed as a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for in 2019 and 2020 and we put people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.
We have a corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, a leading reward and recognition package and our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.
We are also proud to be one of the Best 25 Housing Associations to work for. In a list compiled by Best CompaniesTM and published annually by 24housing magazine, only the top 25 housing-sector organisations with the highest Best Companies Index scores feature in this prestigious list
- Orbit Homes
Our new “Your place to thrive” brand, positions Orbit Homes in the market as an aspirational, contemporary and responsible affordable housing developer. We're delivering a truly varied range of homes, from private sale and shared ownership to affordable and social rent properties across the Midlands, the East and South East.
- Customer Services
Together, we’ve developed a Customer Promise that helps us keep on improving our services. And we’re determined to keep those promises, placing our customers at the heart of what we do, investing in communities to make great places to live.
Join us, and we’ll work with you to create a personal development plan as well as providing support for the professional studies you want to pursue to build on your skills (a strong emphasis on upskilling our team with a view to internal promotion means Orbit is a great place to develop).
- People & Strategy
Our work is hugely varied. From engagement with politicians, trade bodies and key publications, to research strategy and brand management across our diverse portfolio and community investment initiatives, we’re working to deliver more for every single person who lives in an Orbit home, be they tenant or owner.
- Corporate Services
At Orbit, we believe in people. It’s the role of our Corporate Services team to empower our front-line colleagues to deliver their best as they create thousands of new homes, maintain thousands more, and deliver services that help communities thrive. In short, we offer truly responsive support.
- Graduates & Apprenticeships
If you want to build the foundations of a great career, we’ve got the right programme for you. We invest a lot into our Graduate and Apprentice programmes, and in you. So if you’d like to work for ground breaking housing association and have the opportunity to make a difference to our communities, take a look at what we can offer you…
We have a strong performance culture and value the knowledge, skills and capabilities our people bring to Orbit.
We support our colleagues with professional memberships, professional qualifications and external training and development.
As part of our commitment to our colleague’s personal growth, we encourage everyone to have a Personal Development Plan. This supports our people to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to help progress within their role and perform at their best.
For more information or to view our current vacancies, visit: https://www.orbitgroup.org.uk/careers/current-vacancies/